26th, October 2009
The purpose of this reflective paper is to define the role and function of the criminal justice system, relate the definitions to actual experience, discuss your attitude philosophy and assumptions about the criminal justice system and evaluate your overall experience.
The role of the criminal Justice system is to ensure and enforce the standard of conduct necessary to protect individuals and the community. (U.S. President’s commission, 1967). The criminal justice system is designed to control crime, by arresting, prosecuting, and convicting those who disobey and break laws. (“Cole and smith fifth editions”).
The system has many functions and rules, some of these roles and functions are making sure in doing justice, this role is to ensure that all individual who break law are treated fairly and officials will take account for those relevant differences. (Dilulio 1893’10).
When you get into the controlling crime part the system. This make up is done by, making sure those who break the law are arrested, prosecuted and convicted for the crimes they have committed. The police officers are the only way crime is being controlled in our cities. Theses police officers are out patrolling our streets, speaking to citizens help in every essential way helps controlling crimes.
Prevention crime is the responsibility of everyone. The police are not always around when crimes are being committed. Citizens are the first in preventing crimes. Some things we as citizens can do are make sure that our homes and cars are locked down. We are not making ourselves targets by walking in dark areas while exercising and etc.
Some of the terms we use in the criminal justice world are different jargon in which the civilian life doesn’t understand.
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